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  • Location:Mendoza, Argentina
  • Duration:12 hours (approx.)

Andes Day Trip from Mendoza Including Aconcagua, Uspallata and Puente del Inca

Take a full-day adventure to the Andes on a guided coach traveling the famous Pan-American Highway. Head towards Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas, then disembark to take in the area's stunning beauty and fresh air. Along the way, stop at Las Cuevas, Poterillos, and Puente del Inca.


  • Full-day tour of Andes sites from Mendoza
  • Travel along Argentina’s Route 7, part of the Pan-American Highway
  • Visit the villages of Potrerillos and Uspallata, and enjoy gorgeous views of the Andes
  • See stunning natural sights like the Puente del Inca, a rock bridge over the Vacas River
  • Marvel at the peak of Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas
  • Enjoy comfortable transport by air-conditioned coach and learn about the region from your knowledgeable guide

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What You Can Expect

Andes Day Trip from Mendoza Including Aconcagua, Uspallata and Puente del Inca

Puente del Inca

A comfortable, air-conditioned coach will collect you at your Mendoza hotel and head out for the Pan-American Highway. As you cruise towards the Chilean border, learn about the region's cultural and natural features through your expert guide's insightful commentary. The urban architecture of Mendoza will give way to rolling wine country grape vines and eventually mountain peaks as you travel.

Potrerillos will be your first stop, where you can get some fresh air, purchase a snack, and admire the lake, the Embalse de Potrerillos. Your next stop is Uspallata, a charming mountain town with abundant alpine views and an opportunity to purchase lunch. Back on the bus, you'll reach Puente del Inca about 60 minutes later. This natural rock bridge over the Vacas River was once visited by Charles Darwin, and its swirls of colored rock make for great photos. There's a small community living nearby that has handmade native goods for sale.

Continue heading west towards Chile's border and Aconcagua. Argentina is the location of the largest mountain in the Americas, clocking in at 22,840 feet (6,960 meters.) The coach will stop at a scenic overlook for wonderful views and photo opportunities as the guide fills you in on information about the mountain itself.

Pichueta, a site of indigenous Huarpe ruins dating from the 5th century, is your last stop. After that the coach will head back down the Pan-American highway the way it came, delivering you back to your Mendoza hotel around 7 pm.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Wonderful experience. Terrific bilingual guide. We were the only English speakers and felt comfortable. Be sure to bring additional money for food , rental of snow equipment, etc.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great experience!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

The tour was great, the guide was extremely knowledgable and friendly. Was able to communicate very effectively on English and Spanish.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

the guide and driver were great. Christ of the Andes was the high oint.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This is a fantastic tour and a must if you visit Mendoza. We had a wonderful guide who was friendly and spoke very good English. The views of the mountains are awesome, particularly the snow capped Aconcagua. An experience that will live in the memory.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Just perfect for us....not too many people and very nice guides! I would recommend this tour to those wanting a short excursion into the mountains.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

After some confusion at the beginning (the tour guide, but not the tour bus came to pick us up) we were on our way out to the mountains, through the flatlands outside Mendoza, but then things got seriously high, all the way up to close to Aconcagua. What we really liked about this trip were the several stops on the way there and back - all different, some with nice things to do as well, I didn't realise I would be going up on a ski lift as part of the experience for example! Our guide (Antonella) was charming and spoke relatively good English, the words she couldn't remember she made up for in charm.
We stopped for lunch at almost the highest point (right near the Chilean border) - the lunch wasn't exactly haute-cuisine but it did the job.
A great tour, thoroughly recommendable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Tour guide a girls, very competent and knowledged...

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

This is an amazing experience! Being at the top of the Andes Mountains was one of the most espetacullar activity I´ve ever done when travelling. I´d change only the restaurant we´ve stopped for lunch, but it´s not something that takes away the magic of what we´ve just seen!
The guide and the driver were very nice people. The driver showed to be experient on this route!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Lovely day out. The drive from Mendoza up to the old border crossing between Argentina and Chile was spectacular, particularly the drive up the winding mountain road to the Christ the Redeemer monument. Stopped off at a local restaurant for lunch on the return to Mendoza and this was really nice and good value. An enjoyable day out.

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